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Stressed the elbow and tricep. Why is it hard and bruised?

I recently carried a piano and had a lot of stress on my elbow and tricep (the way I had to hold it), and a day later a large bump appeared on the inside, and just slightly above, my elbow. It is rather hard, and when I touch it, it reminds me of the pain from when I fractured bones in the past--or, at least, a very severe bruise . It has been about a week, now, and no improvements. Is it time to get it checked out?
Asked On : Wed, 19 Sep 2012
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hi...get it checked man...might be rupture of triceps muscle....have ice compression and analgesics for pain..but please rule out the rupture..see an orthopaedician and get MRI or ultrasonography done....wish you good health
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